The Next Presidential Election is Right Around the Corner - Who Will ANA Support?

  1. from capital update april 30th, 2007

    the next presidential election is right around the corner - who will ana support?

    hillary clinton, john mccain, barack obama, rudy guiliani, john edwards, mitt romney, maybe al gore, and quite possibly the guy from the tv show "law & order." what do these people all have in common? one of them could be sworn in as the next president of the united states in january 2009.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   HM2VikingRN
    Hopefully someone who will have the courage to establish universal coverage.
  4. by   naskippy
    Well, for nurses in support of Union's, well Hilary is your girl. She has sent letters scolding Finley Hospital Administration in Dubuque, IA and the parent company of this hospital Iowa Health System in Des Moines, IA about there unfair labor practices (they were found guilty on multiple counts in Federal Court about a month ago). She has made a couple of visits to Dubuque, IA and met with the nurses of the hospital and made a couple of speaches in support of the nurses and given quotes to the local newspaper (owned by a close relative of one of the Board of Directors of the hospital) but they just made fun of her.

    Now if you want someone good for the country, well hmmmm that's going to be a hard list to chose from...
  5. by   labfreak
    http://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/healthcare/

    here is a link to hillary's statement on healthcare.
    I havent decided who I think has the best ideas on
    healthcare, but I think its good to start looking.
  6. by   labfreak
    http://http://www.barackobama.com/issues/healthcare/

    here is obama's thoughts on healthcare.
  7. by   labfreak
    I looked at Rudy Guiliani and John McCain's websites and neither list
    healthcare as an issue on their website otherwise I would have posted
    some republican links. I'll look for more candidates and post later.
  8. by   CHATSDALE
    the list is going to get longer before the end of the year and the start of the primaries
    i think the biggest differances in all of them can be clarified by throwing darts blindfolded toward a wall with the pic of them all

    not that i am cynical
  9. by   HM2VikingRN
    Edwards has also made significant inroads among the national labor leadership. His detailed and specific plan for universal healthcare has been warmly received by the SEIU; in the coming election that union pledges to spend more than the $65 million it poured into the 2004 cycle. And Edwards has been lavishly praised for his behind-the-scenes work in supporting a number of recent organizing efforts. "I'm 61, and in my lifetime I don't recall any candidate for President who articulated a belief not just that unions are good but that they are necessary for what ails society," said John Wilhelm, a leader of the textile and hotel workers' union, UNITE HERE, recently.
    http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070528/cooper
  10. by   labfreak
    I like that Edwards has brought us back to the discussion on poverty. I'd like to learn more about his views on healthcare.
  11. by   ProudGayRN
    Quote from HM2Viking
    Hopefully someone who will have the courage to establish universal coverage.
    Hopefully someone who WONT ESTABLISH UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE

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